Friday, October 24, 2014
Thank you all for your comments. I really appreciate that you take to time to stop by and leave a message.
No races this weekend, so tomorrow all that is on my schedule is one class at 9:15 AM. Next week they are racing on both Friday and Saturday nights. Then it is over for the season. I had planned to work BOTH nights, but since I have the Saturday class now, I called the owner today and told her that I won't be able to work on Friday night. That would have me away from the house on two days and two nights with very little sleep. The long drive home in the middle of the night is too long for one who has had only a few hours sleep two nights in a row. I will be there on Saturday night though.
I have received the notice of classes running and canceled during the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year's holidays. It looks like I am getting just about three weeks of unexpected, unplanned, unwanted, and UNPAID vacation time. That is one thing that really bothers me about holidays. They cost a lot of money, and I am out of work. Nothing that I can change about that though, and since it happens every year and every holiday, I should be used to it by now.
Gotta get going and unload a bunch of 'stuff' from my truck. Have a GREAT WEEKEND!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Nice day around here. Chilly, but sunny and not bad, although I prefer it much warmer. However, it IS fall, and for fall, it was a beautiful day.
The participants in my second class of the day and I all went out to lunch today. It was fun, but something that we can only do occasionally. I am sure we each ate all of the calories that we'd burned in the exercise class, PLUS a whole lot more. Still, this was the first time we've ever done that, so it was OK!
No races this weekend, and next weekend will be the last of the races for this season. I will miss it, but the way time is flying by, it won't be long before it all starts up again. I guess I will be there again next season. No reason not to believe that I will.
I hope you all have a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Take care, and keep in touch.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. Thank you also for your concerns about my knee. It really has progressed very well. Actually, it feels fine, but I am still being a little cautious with it because I imagine it is still a little weak.
The races went well. There was not as many people there as the owner expected, but there was a lot of other events going on this weekend around town. PLUS, it was pretty chilly once the sun went down. We were selling 'hoodies,' and the sold very well since some do not want to 'let go' of summer, and they showed up in shorts and tank tops. I wish we didn't have to 'let go' of summer, but we do, so I had on jeans, a T-Shirt, a thermal shirt, another T-Shirt, and a 'hoodie' in addition to running a heater for most of the time that I was there. I also had a heavy coat with me, but I didn't have to wear it, but I wanted it with me just in case.
The Blue Angels have been here this weekend. Today when I left the YMCA (which is positioned very near their performance location), their show was just getting started. I stood outside with many others and watched from the YMCA parking lot. If you've never seen their show, it is one of the most AWESOME sights that I've ever seen. Check them out online if you haven't seen them before. They are AMAZING.
Got a busy week ahead. Since I am free for several hours on Tues/Thurs afternoons now, I am getting around to a few appointments that I've had on hold. Last week it was the cats to the vet visits and the dentist. This week, I have an appointment about insurance on Tues, and I need to get back into the business of finding another vehicle. I did make one stop at a local car dealership last Thurs. and I liked what I saw, but I imagine I need to look at more than one dealership. I like this one though because it is close to home and on my way to the YMCA. Convenience is important for later things such as oil changes and vehicle maintenance. I don't know. Buying a new vehicle is a big thing for me, and something that I probably won't be doing again, so I want to be sure and do it right. That is the troublesome part.
Have a GREAT WEEK, ALL! Take care, and keep in touch.
Friday, October 17, 2014
I don't think we've had ANY rain this week. The races are on as scheduled for tomorrow, and since no rain is predicted, I guess that is the final word. It will be cold again, only in the 60's during the day, and in the 40's at night. This is a BIG race (the one that was scheduled for last Saturday but canceled due to so much rain), and the race that was originally scheduled for tomorrow will be held on Sunday. I have never worked there on Sunday. They will have to find someone else to do my job. I could do the job on both Saturday and Sunday, because I could get someone to teach my class at the Y, but since I don't ever get home until SO LATE or EARLY (depending on what you want to call 1:00 or 2:00 AM, late for Saturday or early for Sunday) I don't know how I would feel on Monday when I have to get up at 5:30 AM and then teach SIX HOURS of Fitness classes. So, I will have to pass on working there on Sunday.
It has been a week of nice fall weather, so I wish it would be like it has been this week again tomorrow, rather than being in the 60's. That is the temperature that it was week before last when we were there. It was getting pretty COLD before the night was over. I am definitely taking my heater and a heavier jacket tomorrow.
I had an injury to my knee a couple of weeks ago, but it is almost 100% well now. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary. I was doing Zumba, and suddenly my knee just buckled under. It was hard to put weight on it at first, but later that day and each day afterwards, it was better. Nothing serious, just a twisted knee or something. I wore a knee brace for a few days, and then a friend of mine who is a Physical Therapist told me to tape it. She did it the first time, and I am continuing to do that. The taping works better than the knee brace because it stays on the knee 24/7, and the knee brace gets sweaty and I was removing it around the house.
All cats have recently been to the vet for their annual checkups and shots. They were all pretty well behaved. Chloe (4 years old and 7 pounds) was the most upset by the visit. They don't really mind seeing the vet; they just don't like the ride over or back. I am glad that my vet is only 2 miles from the house. I only have to listen to the complaining for about 10 minutes each way.
I hope you are all well, and doing GREAT! I also hope you are having nice fall weather. I would have liked to have gone to my son's football game (he coaches) tonight, but since it is an two hour round trip to his games and 2-3 hours for the game, I decided that I should not go. I now have a Saturday class that gets me up around 7:00 AM, and then the long drive to the race track, the long hours there, and the long drive back in the early Sunday morning hours, caused me to think that I should try to get to bed at a decent hour rather than being out late tonight. I can go next Friday night because there are no races scheduled for next Saturday unless they want to reschedule one that was canceled due to rain.
I am out of here and getting busy logging in all of my Spark Stuff. Have a GREAT EVENING and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Too much rain, so the races for today/tonight were canceled. I have mixed emotions when the races are canceled because I really need the work there, BUT it was so cold last Saturday night, that there were not that many in attendance. Tonight would be the same way, cold again. Nothing much going on other than I did do a few things on my 'to do when I have time' list. That is such a good feeling that before the night is over, I may do a few more of those things.
I hope all of you are doing fine and having a GREAT DAY!
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